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Icon of the event Introduction to Canadian Genealogy Records
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Long Branch

Guest family researcher Natalie Lisowiec will present an introduction to researching your family history in Canada and the resources that are available.

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

YORK COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD...

Icon of the event Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario's First World War
Fri Mar 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Jay Young PhD, for a presentation commemorating this year's centennial of the First World War. The Archives of Ontario's "Dear Sadie" exhibit is based on a series of letters between Harry Mason, a Canadian soldier fighti...

Icon of the event Canada's Great War on Profiteers
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Canadians remember the Great War for the immense sacrifices by everyday people who made victory possible, but few remember that not all Canadians were so selfless. Everyone from Canada's political and economic elite to local ...

Icon of the event Discover Your Heritage
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Leaside

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some special guests. For more information, please contact Marjorie McLeod at 416-425-1392.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Tue Feb 20
Icon of the event History of Humber Bay
Thu Apr 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Denise Harris, historian with the Etobicoke Historical Society, will make the history of the Humber bay area come alive in her presentation. Come find out about the long and storied history of this wonderful neighbourhood. Ca...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

MARJORIE PICKHALL (1883-1922): CANADA'S DARLING POET...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Wed Jan 31, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

DON STATION: THE LITTLE STATION WITH THE BIG HISTORY...

Icon of the event Discover Special Collections: Fire Insurance Plans
Wed Jan 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library and learn how to trace the history of a Toronto neighborhood with fire insurance plans

Icon of the event Contributions Prior to Slavery
Wed Feb 07, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

A powerful talk that takes you beyond slavery to what black people were doing before the word 'black' even existed. Stories of black saints such as saint Maurice to stories of the worlds richest man King Mansa Musa of Mali a...